Working for you through COVID-19
The Irish Exporters Association is open and working for you and your business during this challenging time. With much uncertainty, we endeavour to bring clarity. Our dedicated COVID-19 webpage is continually updated to ensure that you have up to date official guidance and information.
In addition, our weekly COVID-19 members newsletter includes key information to consider at this time. As a member of the Government’s COVID-19 National Stakeholder group, we will ensure that your business concerns and interests are communicated at the highest levels. Our working hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and our team is available for any queries you have by email or phone call.
How we can help your business
Representation & Network
We drive our members export agenda through lobbying, policy development and intervention. As a key Government stakeholder we are actively engaging on COVID-19 and closely following the ongoing Brexit trade negotiations.
We are running a series of COVID-19 specific webinars with key stakeholders in Government and business. All of our upcoming events are delivered through webinars for your ease. Please see our calendar of events for details.
Visa & Legalisation
We facilitate business visas and legalisation of documentation through our strong working relationships with the 50+ Embassies and Consulates based in Dublin and London (where Ireland is accredited).
Education & Training
We offer our members a range of training courses on matters relating to export compliance and best practice in international trade. All our training will be delivered online for the time being.
Upcoming training & events
Western Network Group meeting
The Western Network Group is set up to ensure that our members…Book
New Incoterms 2020 Training | 11th December
New Incoterms 2020 Revised Incoterms® rules (Incoterms® 2020) were published by the…Book
Southern Network Group meeting
The Southern Network Group is set up to ensure that our members…Book
Customs Awareness Level 2- Dublin
Learn how to manage your dealings with EU customs more efficiently at…Book
Border-Midlands Network Group meeting
The Border-Midlands Network Group is set up to ensure that our members…Book
IEA Export Series Webinar | Keynote address by Mr Leo Varadkar T.D., Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment
IEA Members are invited to a private high-level discussion with Mr Leo…Book
“New Rosslare-Dunkirk service will be a crucial route to the EU for Irish exporters and importers post-Brexit” – Simon McKeever, CEO Irish Exporters Association
The Irish Exporters Association welcomes the announcement of a six-day per week…Read more
Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney TD addresses Irish Exporters Association Brexit webinar
As part of the Irish Exporters Association’s (IEA) Export Series of webinars,…Read more
Irish Exporters Association broadly welcomes Budget 2021
Today’s budget announcement is one of the most important budgetary proposals that…Read more
“Draft Climate Law is timely and exporters stand ready to contribute” – Simon McKeever CEO Irish Exporters Association
Thursday, 8th October 2020: The Irish Exporters Association (IEA) welcomes the publication…Read more
“Expertise in customs arrangements is essential for businesses to trade with the UK from 1 January 2021” – Simon McKeever, CEO Irish Exporters Association
The Irish Exporters Association (today) welcomes the publication of the Government’s Brexit…Read more
“Concerns raised by UK supply chain operators is a common concern for Irish exporters” – Simon McKeever, Chief Executive of the Irish Exporters Association
The Irish Exporters Association has (today) reiterated its position on the impact…Read more
Personal Protective Equipment Database launched in partnership with the Irish Exporters Association
The Irish Exporters Association (today) launched a database of companies producing personal…Read more
Irish Exporters Association CEO regrets that a State backed Export Credit scheme is left out of the July Stimulus Package
The Irish Exporters Association welcomes the publication of the Government’s July Jobs…Read more
Irish Exporters Association renews call on businesses to implement Brexit contingency planning as choppy trading waters lay ahead
Following today’s press briefing with EU Chief negotiator Michel Barnier, in which…Read more
Irish Exporters Association cautiously welcomes possible introduction of “green lanes” for Irish food products through UK landbridge
The Irish Exporters Association (IEA) today welcomed the news that Irish and…Read more
What our members say
“Bimeda have been a member of the Irish Exporters Association for many years and I have found them to be very proactive when assistance is requested. They are problem solvers, hardworking, professional and know how to support companies on their export journey. I would definitely recommend joining to anyone who works in the export industry.”
Karen Cunningham, Bimeda
The Irish Export Association has been a great help to us with consular assistance, visa applications and general enquiries. We have also attended workshops and focus meetings and they have without fail been of interest, importance and primarily useful. The association gives us the opportunity to meet and support other exporters and we would highly recommend joining.
Lyn Sharkey, Sales & Marketing Director, Abcon Industrial Products Ltd
“The Irish Exporters Association has been helping Tipperary Crystal for over 30 years. Our needs have been multi demanding; relating to various exporting issues relevant to different parts of the globe – the IEA is our solution to most issues encountered. Over the years, we have developed business associates, been involved in industry partnerships and made great friends through a wider range of networking opportunities. The IEA is a real partner for businesses.”
Declan Fearon, Tipperary Crystal
“Having dealt with the Consular Services Department for the past few years, the team are an essential part for the ease at which Health Registration files for exports can be progressed and completed. Covering countries in South America, Asia and nearer, each country having a different outlook on their requirements, they offer in valuable support with their outstanding knowledge and service.”
Helen O’Shea, First Ireland Spirits
“A critical constituent of our supply chain is providing our services through a secure distribution network and companies accredited with the GDP Passport from the Irish Exporters Association play a key role in helping us maintain this security. We deal solely with companies that have the GDP Passport accreditation and always request that drivers provide their GDP Passport training card when they arrive on our site.“
John Whelan, Servier
“Being a new member to the Irish Exporters Association my initial findings are that I have found the team to be very supportive friendly and professional. The support they provide and the networking / mentoring opportunities provided to their members contacts to companies on their initial export journey is a fantastic resource. I would definitely recommend joining to anyone who works in the export industry.. The Irish Exporters Association is a great place for any Irish Exporter no matter what stage of their growth Journey they are at.”
Chris McManus, Tullamore Dew William Grant & Sons Irish Manufacturing Ltd
“I found the Customs Level 2 training course very interesting and informative – it was a morning well spent and it will definitely benefit NPP in the long run.
I feel that I got a good direction as to what preparations our company should be making and what we should expect from our suppliers in order to get our operations ready for Brexit.”
Anna Dabska, NPP
“CSafe Global are eternally grateful for the IEA’s dedication, support, and collaboration with the launch event and for helping us increase awareness of our product portfolio and capabilities in Ireland. Our launch event would definitely not have been as successful without their help. They were the ideal partner. “